Communicator (communicator) wrote,

In which I vent my spleen on those who deserve ridicule

Today is a very joyful day, as GWB's poisonous influence has harmed people all over the world, not just in the USA, and we are all glad to see him replaced by someone with brains and charm.

Nevertheless I am feeling really grumpy and headachy for no real reason, so I'm going to post about two idiotic things I have read about this week, because bitterly complaining about idiots fits my frame of mind today.

Donut abortions

The American Life League want to boycott Krispy Kreme Donuts, because of the following advert (reproduced verbatim)

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is honoring American’s sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day, Jan. 20. By doing so, participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are making an oath to tasty goodies—just another reminder of how oh-so-sweet ‘free’ can be.

The objection?
The unfortunate reality of a post Roe v. Wade America is that 'choice' is synonymous with abortion access, and celebration of 'freedom of choice' is a tacit endorsement of abortion rights on demand.

Yes, offering a 'choice' of donut flavours is synonymous with PROMOTING ABORTION.

From Pandagon here
And Pharyngula posts today to say Krispy Kreme have caved in to the boycott.

Retranslating the Bible

Heaven knows I have no investment in the Bible. I think it's inferior to many other religious and philosophical books, and I think basing your life on it is a recipe for disaster. It amuses me, however, that fundamentalists, who claim the Bible is the literal and inerrant word of god, show the text almost zero respect.

Now Conservapedia, that laughing stock of the Internet, are commencing a project to retranslate the entire Bible, to remove all the Liberal bias. Yes, Liberals have been sneaking their wishy washy agenda into the teachings of Jesus, and it is up to a bunch of home-schooled teenage Americans to finally provide an accurate translation after 2,000 years of error. Thank god they are on the case.

I am not joking

Hilariously, they have so far translated just one verse, from the Book of Esther, as follows:
And it was, in the days of Ahhashverosh - this being the Ahhashverosh reigning all the way from India to Ethiopia, a hundred and twenty-seven provinces.

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